OCDA Withdraws Two Gang Injunctions Filed in Placentia
For more than a decade, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas filed gang injunctions over swaths of Mexican OC with few troubles in court. Even after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals deemed the OCDA’s gang injunction against Orange Varrio Cypress in Orange violated due process rights in a 2011 ruling, the agency pushed forward, introducing new ones in Anaheim and SanTana. The OCDA even filed a pair of injunctions against two rival Placentia street gangs at the same time in 2015, a first for any OC city. But also in an unprecedented move, they sought to withdraw those same preliminary injunctions in court yesterday.
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